Hi all. I'm looking for advice on blazer sizing. Let me start with what I know about fits and tailoring:
- I am planning to get the blazer tailored.
- I am aware that taking in the stomach is feasible while adjusting the chest is practically unfeasible.
I got a Banana Republic blazer the other day. (Yeah, yeah, I know. It's my first one, and BR isn't bad for an introductory brand.) It's a size 42R, "tailored fit". When I put it on and stand normally, it looks great. I like the silhouette when looking at myself from every angle. However, when I cross or raise my arms, it's too tight and restricts my movement.
Obviously, I can't go with this one. But I need advice on how to search.
The "tailored fit" description seems to convey that the arm holes are lowered. Is this causing a problem in combination with my large chest? I like the overall shape, so my gut instinct is to stick with the tailored fit. But if it's my downfall, okay. I'll get the tailor to take in the stomach to avoid tenting.
Should I just size up to a 44 and stick with the tailored fit?
Should I go with a "classic fit" instead to avoid having problems with my larger chest?
Yes, I know I need to just go try stuff on. This weekend, I'm going to do that. I could use advice though as I am new to this realm. Any help would be appreciated.